Proactive fertility testing can paint a picture of your reproductive potential
Most women and men understand the importance of being proactive about their health. After all, they go to the dentist for cleanings twice a year and visit their family doctor for annual checkups. However, people often don’t think about proactive fertility testing as part of their healthcare routine.
Patients shouldn’t wait until they’re sick to make healthy lifestyle choices. By the same token, they shouldn’t wait until they’re struggling to conceive to see a fertility doctor. Proactive fertility testing at our Las Vegas fertility center can help you learn more about your reproductive potential.
Proactive fertility testing involves several important tests
Knowledge is power when it comes to fertility, and patients can’t gain this information too early. Both women and men can make an appointment at our Las Vegas fertility center for proactive fertility testing.
Below is a list of some of the tests that our team may order as part of the initial infertility work-up. Your doctor will provide a list of all recommended testing for you after their initial consultation.
When women visit us for proactive fertility testing, we will likely perform bloodwork to assess the levels of important reproductive hormones, such as anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH). This information can help our doctors estimate how many eggs a woman has left in her ovaries.
Along with this bloodwork, our Las Vegas fertility center may also perform a transvaginal ultrasound to examine a woman’s ovaries. This examination can also help our doctors determine whether a woman has any uterine abnormalities.
For men, our team will perform a semen analysis using a sample from the patient. The andrologists in our laboratory will evaluate the sample for concentration (number of sperm), morphology (sperm shape), motility (sperm movement) and volume.
When to seek this type of testing
Our Las Vegas fertility center believes that women and men should consider proactive fertility testing when they are thinking about starting a family. We also recommend it if women and men are thinking about delaying parenthood for several years. The results of the fertility tests will let patients know whether they can wait to have children or should consider fertility preservation.
If someone is struggling to conceive, they should visit our team for infertility testing. The patient should make an appointment after one year of trying if they are under 35. They should make this appointment after six months of trying if they are 35 or older.
Contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more about proactive fertility testing.